Erik Walenza

CEO of IoT ONE, Co-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Technology and Innovation Committee, and the Shanghai Director of Startup Grind


Erik Walenza is the CEO of IoT ONE, the Co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Technology and Innovation Committee, and the Shanghai Director of Startup Grind.

Erik has worked in China for nine years and has been an active member of the Chinese innovation ecosystem. As CEO of IoT ONE, Erik researches the impact of industrial digitalization on his client’s businesses and supports them to realize opportunities and manage threats. As Co-chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee, he facilitates the exchange of best practices for innovation strategy and technology trend evaluation in China. And through Startup Grind he supports the development of Shanghai’s innovation ecosystem. Erik has interviewed over 100 CEOs and venture capitalists while building one of Shanghai’s largest entrepreneur networks.